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Maliki urges commanders to launch crackdown

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki called on his military commanders on Tuesday to speed up preparations for a security crackdown in Baghdad which he announced nearly a month ago. Sectarian violence has surged in recent weeks, with 1,000 Iraqis reported killed in the last week alone, piling pressure on the government to launch the U.S.-backed offensive as soon as possible. Full Story

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